Visual Redress Collection

Hardekraaltjie was a cemetery that was in use from 1909 to 1946. It had a central place in the then Tiervlei community, which was subjected to forced removals under the Group Areas Act during apartheid. Stellenbosch University became the owner of a portion of the land in 1971, when the then Parow municipality transferred it to the University.

The historic cemetery extends across sections of land owned or controlled by SU, Tygerberg hospital (the Western Cape Government Health Department through the Department of Public Works), and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).

The current initiative around Hardekraaltjie is focused on restitution and memorialisation through deep engagment with members of the community and other stakeholders.

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